William Mallinson Vassilis Fouskas


An extrapolation, analysis and evaluation of papers released by the British government, when juxtaposed with some of Henry Kissinger’s writings, and those of his apologists, betray considerable inconsistencies between fact and presentation of fact, underpinned by Kissinger’s procrastination and evasion tactics at the time of Turkey’s invasion and occupation of over one-third of Cyprus.



Kissinger, Britain, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, invasion

The National Archives, Kew, United Kingdom

FCO 9 Foreign Office and Foreign Commonweath Office.

PREM 16 Records of the Prime Minister’s Office: Correspondence and Papers.

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Birand, M.A. (1985) Thirty Hot Days, Nicosia: K. Rustem and Bros.

Constandinos, A. (2007) ‘Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: “Responsibility without Power”, paper for the 3rd Hellenic Observatory Ph. D. Symposium at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 14 and 15 June 2007.

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Mallinson, W. (2016) Kissinger and the Invasion of Cyprus: Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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How to Cite

“Kissinger and the Business of Government: The Invasion of Cyprus, 15 July-20 August 1974”. 2018. Cyprus Review 29 (1): 111-34. https://cyprusreview.org/index.php/cr/article/view/382.